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Landmark News and Events

Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2020
At the beginning of Landmark High School’s 2020–2021 academic year, the newly formed Diversity and Inclusion Advocates asked faculty and staff to wear black each Friday to show solidarity with and support of the Black Lives Matter movement.  Faculty member Scott Jamieson, a member of the committee, explained, “Making the choice to wear black is one way of showing our students, new and returning, that our community stands up against racism and discrimination and stands up for the rights and... Read More
michelle boucher and chelsey bergsten
Posted on Monday, August 31, 2020
Every summer, the family of former faculty member Andrew Burke sponsors a summer stipend for curriculum development. The Andrew Burke Memorial Award is open to social studies, language arts, and tutorial teachers. Award recipients spend the summer developing curriculum to share with other faculty members.  In 2020, Chelsey Bergsten and Michelle Boucher jointly won one award and Kyle Clark the other. Chelsey and Michelle developed a curriculum to provide tutorial students with diverse... Read More
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Posted on Thursday, August 27, 2020
Students returned to campus the week of August 24 to find countless COVID-related changes to buildings, the grounds, classrooms, and the covered faces of peers, teachers, and staff. What hasn't changed is the spirit, optimism, and flexibility of the entire community. Though smiles were hidden behind face coverings, students' eyes lit up when they reunited in person with friends and teachers for the first time since March 6.  "It's amazing to see all of my friends again," said Brian Rocca '22... Read More
landmark high school 2020 graduation
Posted by By Beth Rowen on Monday, August 10, 2020
Landmark High School held a drive-by graduation ceremony on Saturday, August, 8, a bright, beautiful summer day that befitted the Class of 2020, which is known for its grit, perseverance, and resiliency. Sixty-three of the 91 graduating seniors attended the event. And while the day was not what anyone expected when the school year began in the fall of 2019, it celebrated the accomplishment of each student with pomp, circumstance, and tradition. "Despite a global pandemic and the uncertainties... Read More
The Aurora County All-Stars
Posted on Thursday, July 2, 2020
Landmark Elementary•Middle School Summer Reading Suggestions from our Librarians   The Aurora County All-Stars, by Deborah Wiles House Jackson, age twelve, star pitcher and team captain of the Aurora County All-Stars, has a secret. For the past year, while sidelined with a broken elbow, he has spent every afternoon at the bedside of a mysterious old man the other kids call Mean-Man Boyd—and he doesn’t want anyone to know.  (Description from deborahwiles.com... Read More
Posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020
The end of the school year would not be complete without a Night of Music. And because we can't all be together, Landmark High School student, Jack Bram '23, took it upon himself to organize a Virtual Night of Music. Working with teacher Mr. Effinger, Jack put a call out for submissions from students and faculty. He then compiled the submissions with fellow student, Dylan Timpone '23, as emcee. We hope you enjoy this student led Virtual Evening of Music.
Landmark Ocean Floor Models
Posted on Friday, June 12, 2020
In mid-March, when Landmark School had to close its doors temporarily due to the COVID-19 health pandemic, we could not have imagined that three months later we would be offering five days of remote one-to-one tutorial, academic classes, electives, social groups—even a virtual Elementary Key and Middle School Transition Ceremony.  In a typical year, May would have been the month when Parents' Days would have been held on our Elementary•Middle School campus with parent, teacher, and advisor... Read More
Early childhood education google meet
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020
by Natalia Harrison A group of alumni recently joined the Early Childhood Education (ECE) class via Google Meet to talk about their experiences after Landmark and how their time in the ECE class helped point them toward their current path.  They're all studying or working in the field of early childhood, education, or social work. Thank you, Landmark Alumni! Katie Goldberg '15 Tori Clark '14 Josie Steere '19 Mike Santana '14 Lizzie MacMannis '18 Jamie Bergin '14 Matt McDonald '12  
landmark elementary school awards
Posted on Thursday, June 11, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic may have changed the setting of the annual awards ceremony at Landmark Elementary•Middle School, but it didn't dampen the spirit of students, faculty, and presenters. In fact, given the situation, the awards took on larger meaning. Six awards were presented to deserving students on June 9, 2020.  Christopher Langston Award for Citizenship: Rose werner '24 The Chris Langston Citizenship Award is awarded in memory of Chris Langston. Chris was a pleasant, caring, helpful... Read More
items on table with elements chemistry
Posted on Friday, June 5, 2020
by Ms. Scanlon During remote learning students in one of our chemistry classes went on a scavenger hunt to collect various items. This assignment encouraged students to use a multi-sensory approach to deeper their understanding that chemistry is all around us! After learning about elements, atoms, and the periodic table students were then asked to identify what element(s) are in the items and label them. The students took a picture of their work and uploaded it to share during class. Below are... Read More

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